US Ready to Give Palestinians $500 Million
And what will America's $500 million to the Palestinian Authority buy, precisely? Will Palestinians be persuaded by this latest handover of jizya (as the Egyptians also see it) to at the very least stop hating Americans -- as they still do after billions of dollars have already flowed into the West Bank (and largely back out to Swiss banks)?
The money will be flowing at the same time that the Obama administration is still talking about shutting down White House tours and aircraft carrier presence in the Gulf for lack of dollars. Indeed, American aid to Israel -- for a change, a dependable democratic ally whose people actually like Americans -- is set to drop by $150 this year.
I had the impression that the USA's suicidal funding of nations who hate the USA -- funded, naturally, by debt to China, was going to end when the budget crunch came. Apparently, that was too much to hope for.
Jonathon Narvey is the Editor of The Propagandist.